Business consultancy
with a difference

Honest, open and clear business advice, based on 30 years of strategic and operational experience.

My mission for MOR1X is to provide practical, reliable and valuable business advice that supports your business to grow successfully.

The work I do is based around four clear values:

Always be honest

Show humility

Give value for money

Remember my roots

Why use a business consultant?

When I was leading a business, I always wondered why you would use a consultant when you can do things yourself. In fact, one of my favourite sayings was: “Why lend someone your watch to tell you the time, when you can just see it for yourself?”

Well, as I know from experience, you simply can’t do everything yourself. Most leaders don’t even havetime to look at their watch, never mind take in what time it is. In my case, there was no-one at the time who had the industry skills and experience at the level I needed. Today, this type of specialist advice is exactly what I offer.

Big consultancy firms charge big prices. And you’re not always sure where the value will be. By working with me, with my broad, day-to-day, real-world experience in challenging industries, you are accessing practical, knowledgeable advice that has been proven to work.

Engaging me doesn’t mean I arrive with a magic wand and make everything better. We will need to work together, with clearly agreed goals so that you get the very most value from my advice.

What does it cost?

I believe in being completely transparent about pricing. When we first agree to work together, I will spend half a day getting to know you and your business, helping you to define the areas that need my support.

If we decide to go forward with a project, I’ll put together a proposal with the number of days I think we will need, and the
outcomes we’ll achieve. Every project includes a written report with my observations and recommendations, and all my work is treated in the strictest confidence.

Virtual Call

2 hour duration

“Ad-hoc hours over and above this are charged at £150 per hour”

Full-day consultancy

including brief report and recommendations

“Ad-hoc hours over and above this are charged at £150 per hour”

Working with me is an investment that will bring value to your business – depending on your needs, you will achieve change that positively impacts your revenue, turnover, profitability, growth and your people.

You might also want to talk to me about:

An independent advisor,
using my expertise to support
your strategy and planning,
and ensuring the executive
directors have the best
interests of the company and
its investors at heart.

Working on a one-to-one
basis with directors and senior
leaders to help develop the
skills and tools needed to run a
successful growing business.

Regular involvement in
your business, giving you a
reliable independent source of
commercial expertise.

Timeline of my
business experience


Working my way through scaffolding businesses, starting as a labourer


Start-up experience with Sevenhurst Scaffolding,
taking turnover from £0 to £5m


Merger of Sevenhurst with TRAD Scaffolding, building turnover from £10m to £24m


Start-up of TRAD Hire & Sales, growing turnover from £0 to £35m


Start-up of TRAD Safety Systems, growing turnover from £0 to 5m


Acquisition experience as ALTRAD Group acquires the TRAD Group for £50m

2013 onwards

Integration and culture retainment, business
development and growth, with a peak turnover of £100m